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Three light-to-medium blue carved sculptures sit in a line – from larger to smaller.
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Making the Cut: The Art and Science of Fantasy Carving

Gem cutters - whether “gem whisperers” or mathematicians - create breathtakingly artistic individual gems and sculptures.

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Multi-colored gems are superimposed on an image of glacier peaks.
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Gems and Minerals from the Sub-Arctic

Circumnavigate the boreal reaches of the globe to explore gems from polar regions.

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Color zoning in amethyst from Boudi, Morocco
Amethyst from Boudi, Morocco

An introduction to Moroccan amethyst, which features distinctive color zoning and inclusions.

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Abstracts; Summer 1991

From the Summer 1991 issue of Gems & Gemmology, a summary of important gemmology-related articles published in other journals.

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Insights From Inclusions

Natural gemstones are typically far more valuable than synthetic ones, so being able to identify them correctly is a powerful skill.

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Abstracts; Autumn 1991

This article, from the Autumn 1991 issue of Gems & Gemology, is a compilation of abstracts of important gemmology-related articles published outside of Gems & Gemology.

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A Simple Procedure to Separate Natural from Synthetic Amethyst on the Basis of Twinning

Where there are no inclusions or colour zoning, the presence of Brazil twinning in the natural amethyst will usually make the distinction.

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